Vancouver Island Private Accredited Colleges
Ocean & Outdoors

Westcoast Adventure College

To deliver holistic education in Adventure Tourism

Westcoast Adventure Colleges’ mission is to provide knowledgeable, confident, certified graduates who are sought after in the industry.

Providing a blend of local and national certifications, experience and outdoor leadership training and risk management skills. Through a variety of learning environments, scenario-based situations and leadership styles, we give our grads a competitive advantage for employment in the Adventure Tourism industry.


Our Goals:

To deliver holistic education in Adventure Tourism for business application across the spectrum of the Tourism industry.

To offer courses which are certificate-based and which are accepted or required in the Adventure Tourism industry.

To offer courses which focus on current and future Adventure Tourism business structures, designs and applications.

To develop Leadership throughout all areas of the Adventure Tourism program.

To instill comprehensive and consistent Safety Awareness, and sound Risk Management skills in all aspects of the program.

To provide a safe, adventurous learning environment that offers the guidance, support and encouragement students need to succeed.

To create a learning environment that promotes sharing of each student’s motivation, background, perspectives, interests and strengths.

To help students extend themselves and their experience, and discover what they can achieve, through challenging experiences in the field and in the classroom.

To offer students opportunities for personal growth through sharing, reflection and by playing a significant role in their learning, and the learning of others.

To teach a sense of responsibility and commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

To encourage critical and constructive assessment and evaluation of current Tourism Practices in our region and around the world.

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